By Aubree DeVisser | Contributor
Upland Print and Stitch owners Andrew and Tammy Preston have moved their printing and embroidery business to 116 East Berry Street.
"We needed the space but considering the location and the development of small businesses, we realized it would be a high traffic area," Andrew Preston said. "This location allows customers a more convenient access to our services."
With several rooms and a large open space, this building will allow Andrew Preston and his team to continue their work in custom printing and embroidery. The new location provides a professional and open space for customers to come in and check out merchandise and apparel as well as make and pick up orders.
This space is located near other new and old business that are thriving in the Upland community, including Ivanhoe's, Joe on the Go and Greek's Pizzeria.
"This location change gives us the space to spread out and be more efficient in production," employee Erin Wolf said. "It also puts us in a highly visible sector of the community."
The owners plan to create individual spaces for their employees, which have tripled in the last year. They now have four employees to serve their customers, and the additional space will offer even more room to grow in the future.
Wolf explained her excitement to see new retail space and the wonderful vibe the shop continues to give even in the new location.
"This location should help with walk-in traffic and help others see that this is an actual business, not just a hobby," Tammy Preston said.
A grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at noon on Friday, May 4, in celebration of their new location and continued commitment to the Upland community. All Upland gear will be 20 percent off after the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and it will include a raffle for an Ivanhoe's gift card. The ceremony will last until 5 p.m.